Great teaching is… Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
I teach because…
I believe education is the great equalizer—or has the potential to be. I teach because I am angry about so many things: anti-intellectualism, prejudice, homophobia, sexism. Education is part of the solution.
I want to impart to my students…
That teaching is a privilege and a responsibility, to quote my colleague, Professor Mary Jean McCarthy.
Great teaching is…
Subversive and provocative.
The most exciting moment in my classroom is…
When I am outside the classroom. Since I prepare future teachers, I love when former students come back and tell me what they are doing in their own classrooms.
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